Entries by kirsty@theknotstudio

Top Picks for Hanging Plants

Lot of people have been asking for advice on the best plants for our macrame or beaded plant hangers.  While anything really does go – here’s a few tried and tested old faves to look out for, alongside our recommended hangers.  Stay tuned for more top picks soon, including our fave climbers and our fave […]

Tying the knot

Yesterday was my wedding anniversary – seven years since I tied the knot.  So it got me wondering about the origins of “tying the knot”.  Here’s my fave little bits of useless knowledge to enlighten your day (NB I recommend some care if ever google imaging about tying knots – activity best not undertaken around […]

New year, new project?

Mega cross stitch? String Art? Weaving? I’m not quite sure about 2014 yet.  It seemed to sneak up on me when I wasn’t quite ready.  Not like 2013, that just couldn’t come quick enough.  Normally by now I am starting to crack under the pressure of at least one of my resolutions (usually related to […]

Market madness

My daughter’s school held a little Christmas market a week or so ago.  It was a great motivator to get organised and set up to join the market community.  I love a market – a good market that is.  Not an everything imported and sold cheap kind of number, but a thoughtfully designed and handmade, […]

The studio

I’ve been tidying up a bit this week.  I absolutely admit to not being the tidiest of people.  In fact, my 7 year old refers to me as mummy the mess maker… (although I personally think Daddy might have had something to do with this nickname).  Anyways, I digress.  I thought it would be nice […]

Diamonds delivered

Had a great day on Saturday.  Finally got to deliver my latest commission – a huge 3m long hanging designed for a staircase in my client’s Port Melboure home.  Given I don’t have a 3m staircase – it was wonderful to finally see this piece in its full glory!  The perfect solution for a tricky […]

That ain’t a knife

I do love a chunky yarn….. and it doesn’t get much chunkier than this!  And the bigger the yarn… the bigger the needles you need.  So I sent hubby back out to the shed again to see what he could come up with this time and once again he didn’t let me down.  Fashioned from […]

Fluoro Fun

Have to say that when fluoro came back I didn’t think I would go there.  But in the end how can you resist such brightness?  I loved the great colours of these strings and they even enticed my 6 year old back into tying a few knots with mum.  Also seem to have driven my […]


Had a jolly time in the paint shop today choosing some fabulous bright summer colours for the new range of beaded hangers and jewellery.  So many colours to choose from it was a hard call.  Couldn’t wait to get home and start painting…here’s a little sneak peek at three of the winners!   Now if […]

Chunky Knit Throw

As promised, some chunky knitting from my wonderful handmade mega knitting needles.  It’s been a little chilly here in Melbourne in the last week or so, so this was perfect timing for this little project.  I just fell in love with the colour of this beautiful wool and had an absolute blast taking my new […]